Monthly Archives: August 2016

Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade (2012) Rated TV-G

A parade coordinator for the Chicago Thanksgiving Day parade tries to convince a finance consultant that the parade is about more than money. Starring Autumn Reeser, Antonio Cupo, April Telek. The actors are what make this Hallmark movie work.  Reeser … Continue reading

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In the Beginning (2000) Rated UR

Biblical stories from Genesis and Exodus including Abraham and Joseph. Starring  Martin Landau, Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Campbell, Eddie Cibrian, Luke Mably. I  thought this film was very well done.  It may have over-dramatized the Bible, but it did not misrepresent it in … Continue reading

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New This Week on DVD, August 30, 2016

 The Jungle Book (PG) After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day (2016) Rated PG-13

Generations prepare for Mother’s Day. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Timothy Olyphant, Shay Mitchell, Penny Marshall, Julia Roberts, Hector Elizondo, Kate Hudson, Margo Martindale, Robert Pine, Sarah Chalke, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Garner, Britt Robertson, Jon Lovitz. This film has a star-studded cast. … Continue reading

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I Saw the Light (2015) Rated R

The story of Hank Williams’ short life, including his rise to fame and the impact it had on his health. Based on the book, Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William MacEwen. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Help for the Holidays (2012) Rated TV-G

A busy mom has lost her Christmas spirit, and an elf from the North Pole thinks there is more to life than making toys to help people find what they are looking for during the Christmas season. Starring Summer Glau, … Continue reading

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New This Week in Theaters, August 25, 2016

 Hands of Stone (R) Opens on Friday, August 26 Starring: Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other’s lives.  Mechanic: Resurrection (R) Opens on Friday, August 26 … Continue reading

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Love and Friendship (2016) Rated PG

Lady Susan visits her in-laws to find a match for both her daughter and herself. Based on the book, Lady Susan by Jane Austen. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Morfydd Clark, Tom Bennett, Chloë Sevigny, Stephen Fry. Lady Susan is a lesser … Continue reading

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) Rated G

Werner Herzog goes inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and films some of the pictures on the walls. Starring Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney. This film gives us insider access to the Chauvet caves.  The amazing drawings are … Continue reading

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Late Bloomer (2016) Rated TV-PG

A woman falls for a guy who bullied her in high school. Starring Brooke Newton, Italia Ricci, Nathan Parsons. This is a clean, family-friendly film.  Apart from some confusion at the beginning (I couldn’t tell if they were showing flashbacks … Continue reading

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